Effective, just and humane responses
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Posts by Chris Hay

Does deterrence work?

by Chris Hay, Executive Director, John Howard Society of Alberta What is the purpose of the criminal justice system?  Does it exist for rehabilitation?  For changing behavior?  For societal protection?  For show?  For the creation of safer communities?  For punishment?  For deterrence?  One could argue that it is here for each of these and possibly…

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